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I am a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I must say I was disappointed in our community leaders as they promoted Oktoberfest in Owosso by promoting the drinking of alcoholic beverages.

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Weaknesses in our democracy are being exposed, daily. President Donald Trump has, all by himself, been allowed to upend order in the Mideast, leading to Turkey marching into Syria against our allies, the Kurds, and our shameful abandonment of them. This has caused the Kurds to ally themselve…

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Resolving at present, underneath and behind, the total rot and corruption of the Trump presidency, will be found an international conspiracy of mega grifters and potentates, spread around the globe, centered in Moscow, and operating for the last quarter century.

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Reading a recent article in The Argus-Press that displayed a picture of a garage filled with full garbage bags in Owosso left me scratching my head a bit. Sometimes, one picture like that announcing that Owosso has a garbage problem can be very misleading. Possibly, they might have a zoning …

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The commentary Tuesday by Marion Hurdequin pointed out the ethical reasons to support action to address climate change. There are, of course, other reasons to make the personal, policy, and technological changes necessary to reduce carbon emissions.

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The truth stands, starkly plain and obvious before our eyes, President Donald Trump has attempted to use funding from your U.S. tax dollars for personal political gain.

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Some time ago I got an email from Monty, a good friend of mine. As a matter of fact, he is the one who hired me at the job I eventually retired from. He taught me everything I knew about that line of work and I’m forever grateful. He wrote to let me know how much he missed me and other fine …

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We have a particularly chilling anniversary Oct. 2. That day marks the anniversary of the murder of Jamal Khashoogi, the Washington Post journalist and Saudi dissident, who was lured to his death and assassinated, on orders of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

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The “In Your Opinion” letter of Sept. 16, titled “Trump can change the weather by fiat,” was a little more than a cunning deception of attempted satire. For what purpose?

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In his rebuttal to my Sept. 11 submission regarding Republican culpability for failing to debate — let alone pass — a Democratic bill proposing universal gun sale background checks, the writer couldn’t seem to grasp the relationship of the “Cheney argument” (regarding the urgency of safeguar…

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It is clear that many have caught on to the common sense message of Elizabeth Warren: The system is rigged and we have to fix it. The hijacking of the economy by the financial elites and global corporations has been going on for 40 years.

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On behalf of the Shiawassee County Homeless Coalition’s Project Connect Committee, I would like to thank several members of this Community for their participation in our annual Project Connect Aug. 27.

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In response to a letter Aug. 12, headlined, “Trolls show themselves to be dim-witted creatures,” my letter on Aug. 5 was presenting statistical facts about teenage pregnancy.

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In the run-up to the post 9/11 invasion of Iraq, former Vice President Dick Cheney argued that if a single American life was at risk from Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, the war would be totally justified.

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As I sit here in disbelief, the Amazon rain forest is burning. Set afire by some benighted vision of private profit trumping planetary survival. If you don’t understand the urgency of the last sentence, or two, then you’re the problem.

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Republicans say we can’t afford “Medicare For All” but we can afford to pay the CEO of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Michigan and other CEOs outrageous compensation for what they do.

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Last November, Michigan voters overwhelming voted to end gerrymandering of voting districts by political parties. In complete defiance of the voters, Sen. Tom Barrett (R) is the only elected legislator who has filed suit in federal court to stop Proposal 2 from taking effect.

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At the first Republican debate in 2016, candidate Donald Trump gave the American public their first glimpse of his real personality when he glanced down the line of candidates on the stage to Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and made the following statement, “How would you like t…

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On behalf of the Shiawassee County Homeless Coalition’s Project Connect Committee, I would like to thank several members of this Community for their participation in our annual Project Connect Aug. 27.

In response to a letter Aug. 12, headlined, “Trolls show themselves to be dim-witted creatures,” my letter on Aug. 5 was presenting statistical facts about teenage pregnancy.

In the run-up to the post 9/11 invasion of Iraq, former Vice President Dick Cheney argued that if a single American life was at risk from Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, the war would be totally justified.

As I sit here in disbelief, the Amazon rain forest is burning. Set afire by some benighted vision of private profit trumping planetary survival. If you don’t understand the urgency of the last sentence, or two, then you’re the problem.

Republicans say we can’t afford “Medicare For All” but we can afford to pay the CEO of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Michigan and other CEOs outrageous compensation for what they do.

Last November, Michigan voters overwhelming voted to end gerrymandering of voting districts by political parties. In complete defiance of the voters, Sen. Tom Barrett (R) is the only elected legislator who has filed suit in federal court to stop Proposal 2 from taking effect.

At the first Republican debate in 2016, candidate Donald Trump gave the American public their first glimpse of his real personality when he glanced down the line of candidates on the stage to Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and made the following statement, “How would you like t…

Red flag legislation needs to be implemented at a very early age. Nowadays, mass murders are glorified in computer and smart phones available to kids at a very early age.

Right to Life of Michigan has recently initiated a petition drive to put an end to dismemberment abortion. Also known as dilation and evacuation abortion, it’s a highly barbaric second trimester abortion procedure.

President Donald Trump kept his promise to all Midwestern farmers when he called on the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to lift an outdated ban on E-15, a 15-percent ethanol blend, so it could be sold during the summer.

I see that the kerfuffles over special deputies and tow truck procedures have been resolved or, at any rate, relegated to the back burners.

I was so happy to read of the trip by Owosso Assistant Principal Cathy Dwyer and colleagues to assist with the educational challenges in my home country, the Dominican Republic.

According to a recent news article in the Lansing State Journal, DTE and Consumers Energy are offering a $25 credit for outages of more than 16 hours. In my area, near Laingsburg, there were two recent outages, one on July 2 for 24 hours and one on July 20 for 22 hours.

There is a young girl, about 20 years old, in a wheelchair who lives just north of the country club.She cannot get a job because Rush Township did not vote for SATA buses come into the township.They can’t even come into the township to take her to the doctor. Her mother works and can’t do it…

My husband has a home at Ovid Healthcare, because of the special care he receives from everyone there.I would name them all, but would forget someone.Since they brought Vincent her to Ovid, his love and care from everyone makes me feel like they are family too.When I come every day, I tell e…

There is something extraordinary about following your heart and intuition. Fifty years ago, Aug. 24, 1969, Vic Jackson went across Lake Michigan in a bathtub.

The Owosso Association of the Deaf (OAD) was first established at the YMCA in 1987. I had visited the club there a couple of times, because I was still working. Then the club got moved, considering the building was not up to date on safety issues or code.

Ask it 1,000 times and the answer is pretty much going to be: “fake news” — ‘hired a bunch of Democratic lawyers’ or ‘Mueller had a grudge because Trump turned him down for FBI” or “Putin told me ‘I didn’t do it’, and I believe when he tells me that, he means it.’”

As I was watching CBS “Face the Nation” Sunday morning, I found it quite interesting that the commentator was asking questions of a Republican and not giving her the chance to answer.

I would like to know if the county commissioners have considered the possibility that county treasurer Tom Dwyer might be ill. There may be a medical reason as to why Mr. Dwyer “has been showing up for work infrequently and not performing his statutory duties.”

In a recent letter the writer asserts “the God of Christians, Muslims and Jews is the most prolific serial killer of innocent men, women and children of all time.” Boldly said, but I wonder …

If you’ve been watching the world news you’ve probably been as nervous as I have, especially if you’re a Vietnam vet. On Thursday, President Donald Trump reported that an Iranian guided drone got too close to one of our ships in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz. He said it was sh…

Some advice from an old lady: Listen up girls, keep your pants on and your legs crossed.

Twenty-four hours after Trump’s undeniably racist suggestion that some elected members of Congress should “go back where they came from,” I contacted U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, to find out if he had issued a comment condemning the president’s remarks.